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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nikon D700 Picture Controls

Tested out the D700 Picture Control "D2XMODE1" mode with friends as subjects in the evening sun yesterday, similar to the Chinese Garden conditions taken a few days ago. What a difference the mode makes! The colour rendition is like of a different camera altogether. No more "Cooked-prawns" or "Drunken" reddish hue in the evening sunlight, even in Auto White Balance! Just lovely warm and natural looking sunlight and skin tones. I seem to see more blue now in the colour histogram. It seems like my favourite Picture Control mode for portraits on Asian skin tones now. I am unable to post some sample picture as my friends are rather shy!

3 comments:

bob marley & lucy liu said...

I will have to try that; I have been getting crazy skin tones with my D700 for about a month now (I thought maybe it was after I turned on active D lighting). Thanks for all your info! I love your photos...they are beautiful!

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Bokehman said...

Hi Sandi,

Good to hear from you! I realised later that even more important than the Picture Controls would be to nail the correct White Balance, which unfortunately I found that with the D700, isnt that fantastic in Auto WB mode. Now I usually set to Manual or key in the Kelvins for White Balance if I am not shooting events.

Anonymous said...

Best pic for Black Friday Nikon D700. Thanks

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